Patricia RaczkaSchool Library Technician II
619 344-4500 x 3070
(Modified for testing/staff meetings)
The Hoover library is also called the Hartley Library after Captain Paul Hartley
Captain Paul Hartley, a 1943 graduate at Hoover, served as president of the Hoover High School Foundation for 11 years. He was instrumental in raising tens of thousands of dollars on the school's behalf and for establishing the Bookie Clark Scholarship, given annually to a graduating senior. Captain Hartley's work for the school includes recruiting tutors and mentors to work with Hoover students, arranging for job shadowing experiences for more than 250 students over six years, and locating businesses to offer student internships. You will find a replica of his likeness located in front of the circulation counter in the library. In 2001 the library was dedicated The Hartley Library.
Offices and Services in the Library
In fall 2017 the school administration offices were relocated to the library. The attendance office, main office, counselors, IT, security, and college advisors are now located in the library. These services will continue to be located in the library while the new administration offices are under construction. Completion of the new administration offices is expected around 2021.
"A new 500 seat theater and a new 3-story multi-purpose building along the street facade of the Hoover High School campus will pay homage to the original buildings from the 1930's. The two new buildings will replace the existing undersized theater, an administration building, a conseling building, 20 modular classrooms, and a modular restrom building." AVRP Skyport Studios. Images of the new administration buildings at Hoover High School.
Ask about the time capsule that was found on June 21, 2018 when the old building was torn down.
You can find twenty computer stations for student use, printers, textbooks, supplementary class books, library books and reference books in the library.
The librarian's desk is located next to the circulation counter.
Textbooks are a valuable tool to assist you in learning. Textbooks are required for your core courses. Your teacher will schedule a date with the librarian and you will be brought into the library to check-out your textbooks. Bring your school identification card (ID) with you. Each textbook has a barcode placed on the cover or inside the cover of the book. Use your school ID card or student ID number to have a textbook checked out to you. After your personal information is entered into the textbook database the barcode must be scanned to connect the textbook with your name.
Keep your textbooks in a safe and dry place. Damaged textbooks may have to be replaced, ask the librarian for assistance with this. At the end of the semester you will be scheduled to return your textbooks to the library. Be sure to bring your textbooks back to the library on your assigned day so they will be available for the next class. HooRyde!!
Don't have money or time to travel? Read books on mysteries, science fiction, romance, fantasy, chick lit, vampires, fairy tales, zombies, graphic, short stories, and legends...created in the imagination of the author. Fiction books are found in the library and are sorted in alphabetical order by the author's last name. These books can be checked out for two weeks at a time. Renew your library book with the librarian to extend your time to read it.
Know What You Owe
At the beginning of the school year you will be checking out your course textbooks from the library. Your teacher will tell what day you will go to the library. Be prepared to carry your textbooks home. Bring a back pack and ask your parents to give you a ride home.
Use this list of books on the day you go to the library to check out your textbooks. Write in your class period (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th) in the first column. Take this list with you when you go to the library.
Id Number: ______________________________________________
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
ProQuest eLibrary, History Study Center and ProQuest Learning: Literature
eLibrary - Over 2,000 full-text and multi-media sources
History Study Center - Covers global history from ancient times to the present day. Contents include reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images and video clips. Study Units offer editorially selected material on over 500 historical topics.
History Study Center provides over 40,000 documents and articles, with over 50 reference works, 3,000 images and links to 2,000 Web sites.
Proquest Learning: Literature - Where students come for the latest word on the authors they study in class and read at home!
An online database with fulltext magazine and newspapers articles, maps. Images, books, transcripts, and multimedia. Complete citation information provided. An incredible research tool.
An online database devoted to “current controversial” issues. Great for “pro/con” research, debate issues, and persuasive essays. Also provides citation information.
Four different online encyclopedias under one umbrella!
- “Student”—very basic high school student research
- “Advanced”—for high school/college students. My favorite.
- “Discover”—easier reading than student and advanced. Additional info on teen lifestyle issues
- “Encicopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos”—Spanish language basic encyclopedia
|Los Angeles TImes|
|New York TImes|
|San Diego Union-Tribune|
Other Libraries and Resources
|Library of Congress|
|Occupational Outlook Handbook|
|Online Dictionary and Thesaurus|
|San Diego Public Library|
|THOMAS (Legislative Information)|
In-depth info you can trust on all kinds of issues most relevant to teens: sex, drugs, STDs, pregnancy, relationship issues.